Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts

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Springer, Sep 8, 2010 - History - 577 pages
Almost as soon as it was built, London suffered the first of many acts of violent protest, when Boudica and her followers set fire to the city in AD 60. Ever since, the capital's streets have been a forum for popular insurrection. Covering nearly 2,000 years of political protest, this is a riveting alternative history of past and present conflict.
 

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Contents

The Destruction of London in AD 60
1
The Peasants Revolt to Evil May Day
17
Criminalizing Catholics from the Babington Plot to Guy Fawkes
30
Levellers Fifth Monarchy Men and the Peace Women
55
The Great Fire to the Popish Plot
78
From the Jacobites to the Gordon Riots
111
The Aftermath of the Gordon Riots the Catholic Emancipation Act and the Garibaldi Riots
133
The Political Riot
146
Enoch Powell Notting Hill and Hackney
351
Hackney Brick Lane and Lewisham
365
Private Armies Vigilantes and the New Cross Fire
377
Brixton to Broadwater Farm the Stephen Lawrence Case to the Soho Bomber
396
Grosvenor Square to Moon at the Monarchy 2000
422
Poll Tax Rebels and Tenant Strikers
443
The Fight for Londons Green Spaces
457
Guerrilla Gardeners and the Countryside Alliance
471

The English Jacobins to the Cato Street Conspirators
170
The War with the Chartists the Sally Army and the Rebellious Schoolchildren of London
189
Trafalgar Square and Bloody Sunday
214
Londons War with the Bombers
226
The Suffragettes
255
The Yellow Peril to the German Pogrom
271
Red London to Red Ken
281
The Origins of London Fascism
294
The Jews of London Jeffrey Hamm and the Return of Oswald Mosley
322
Indian Assassins and Black Radicals
338
77 and its Consequences
481
G20 Ian Tomlinson and the Future of Street Protest
506
Shadow of a Warrior Queen Boudicca and the Destruction of London Unanswered Questions
519
The Huguenot and Italian Legacy
528
Assassination Attempts on the Royal Family
531
Notes
536
Index
553
Photo Section
578
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Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, UK. Widely published and Series Editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Crime Files series, he is the author of Violent London and Riot City, amongst many other titles.

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